ISO Certified DepEd Regional and Division Offices

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DepEd regional, division offices receive ISO Certification The Department of Education (DepEd) Region VIII, and the Schools Division Offices of Bacoor City, Laoag City, and Ilocos Norte recently obtained International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification for displaying commitment to the standards of quality management in providing quality and efficient service to stakeholders. Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones and other DepEd officials are delighted with this milestone and gave recognition to the said offices during the Awarding Ceremony of Certification to ISO 9001:2015 on September 21 at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan,…

DepEd Statement on Calls to Fully Implement the Six-hour Workday

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As a response to the concerns pertaining to the working hours of public school teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) clarified that teachers are not exempted from the eight-hour workday in government, as resolved in the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Resolution No. 080096 issued in 2008. Under the CSC Resolution, teachers are required to render six hours of actual classroom teaching per day within the school premises, while the remaining two hours may be utilized to doing teaching-related tasks outside the school premises. Due to the continuing clamor to strictly…

DepEd Statement on Hiring Personnel That Will Accomplish Clerical Tasks

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In keeping with its continuous expansion of employee welfare as part of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones’s 10-Point Agenda, the Department of Education (DepEd) is spearheading efforts to improve the working condition of teachers. As part of its ongoing review of policies on teachers’ workload, the agency is conducting a study of the type and magnitude of ancillary tasks undertaken by teachers in schools and the specific typology of the schools (size, geographic distance, etc.) that will ensure a school structure’s responsiveness to the particular needs of the school and school-community.…

DepEd Statement on the Appeal to Provide Leave Benefits for Teachers During the School Year

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Statement on the appeal to provide leave benefits for teachers during the school year The Department of Education (DepEd) maintains that teachers are entitled to vacation service credits, which serve as their sick and vacation leaves. As defined in Section 9 of the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Memorandum Circular (MC) 41, s.1998, vacation service credits are leave credits earned for services rendered on activities during summer or Christmas vacation, as authorized by proper authority, or services done beyond the regular functions or beyond regular work hours/days where payment of honorarium…

DepEd: GSIS Deadline for Settlement of Past Due Loans Extended

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DepEd ensures extension of GSIS deadline for settlement of past due loans The Department of Education (DepEd) on Friday secured the assurance of the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) that member-borrowers who have past due loans will still be able to update these accounts, with automatic waiver of penalties and surcharges, one month after the original September 30 deadline set by the social insurance institution. “We just received a call from GSIS President and General Manage Jesus Clint Aranas bearing good news for our teachers and other personnel – that…

DepEd Official Statement on Calls to Ban Saturday Classes, Required Meetings

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DepEd Official Statement Published: September 24, 2018 Statement on calls to ban Saturday classes, required meetings Amid calls to prohibit classes and required meetings on Saturdays, the Department of Education (DepEd) emphasizes the need to balance between its mandate to deliver quality basic education and safeguarding the welfare of both learners and personnel. As prescribed by Republic Act No. 7797, DepEd sets a school calendar with a minimum of 200 and a maximum of 220 class days every year. During class suspensions, whether due to inclement weather or other legitimate reasons,…

DepEd Gets Higher Approval Rating (from 84% to 88%) Despite Attack

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DepEd Official Statements Published: September 25, 2018 DepEd Gets Higher Approval Rating Despite Attack Enjoying yet another high approval rating, based on the latest Pulse Asia survey, the Department of Education (DepEd) reaffirms its relentless and effective engagement with various stakeholders who continue to trust and work with the agency in the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education for all Filipinos. DepEd’s latest approval rating of 88% is a welcome boost from its rating of 84% – the highest among all government agencies – in March 2018. The…

Understanding RPMS, PPST – DepEd Press Releases

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RPMS-PPST: Helping Teachers Improve Delivery of Quality Basic Education The Department of Education (DepEd) underscored anew the importance of the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) that is aligned with the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST) in ensuring the delivery of quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education in the country. Understanding RPMS, PPST The RPMS is being implemented in consonance with the Civil Service Commission’s (CSC) Strategic Performance Management System (SPMS). It follows the four-phase cycle of SPMS prescribed in CSC Memorandum Circular No. 6, s. 2012 and aims…

DepEd Appealed to GSIS on Issues with Undeducted Outstanding Loans

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Statement on DepEd’s coordination with GSIS on undeducted outstanding loans The Department of Education (DepEd) would like to assure its teaching and non-teaching personnel that the agency is taking steps to address the problem of undeducted Government Service Insurance Service- GSIS loans that reportedly resulted in the imposition of penalties, surcharges, and compounded accrued interest. As the Department understands the difficulty being faced by affected member-borrowers who truly want to pay and reduce their loans, it has made an appeal to GSIS to reconsider the payment of their outstanding loans…

Guidelines on the Establishment and Implementation of RPMS | DepEd Order 2, S. 2015

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 DepEd Order 2, S. 2015 Guidelines on the Establishment and Implementation of RPMS in the Department of Education   February 6, 2015 DO 2, s. 2015 Guidelines on the Establishment and Implementation of the Results-Based Performance Management System (RPMS) in the Department of Education To:     Undersecretaries Assistant Secretaries Bureau Directors Directors of Services, Centers and Heads of Units Regional Directors Schools Division Superintendents Heads, Public Elementary and Secondary Schools All Others Concerned This Department issues the enclosed Guidelines on the Establishment and Implementation of the Results-Based Performance Management…